Death Penalty News December 1997

Death Penalty News December 1997

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Index Number: ACT 53/001/1998
Date Published: 1 January 1998

1. Georgia becomes 100th abolitionist country; 2. Jamaica: Executions feared after withdrawal from human rights protocol; 3. Trinidad & Tobago: Possible expansion of death penalty; 4. Pakistan: Juvenile offender executed; 5. Turkey: Move towards abolition, but death sentences continue; 6. USA: Visit by AI Secretary General; 7. Ukraine: Council of Europe sends mission after disclosure of further executions; 8. Philippines: Threat to resume executions in 1998; 9. New books and articles.


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